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LATEST FROM EUROPE. {Per Reuter's Agency.) London Aug. 9. The Morning Post, in a leading article, strongly recommends Mr. Berry to seek a compromise "with the Opposition and particularly in regard to the Reform of • the, Constitution Bill. Three percent. Consols, 98§. The National Bank of New Zealand, pays a 3 per cent dividend for the half year. The Board of Trade returns of imports, for the past month amount to L 33,375,000, showing an increase of L 3,000,000 compared with last year. The exports,for the same period amount to L 20,250,000, showing an increase of L 3,500,000 compared with the same period. Accounts of the hop crops are less favorable, owing to their being partially damaged by excessive rains. The homeward English mail via Brindisi was delivered to-day. Arrived—Orient Company’s steamer Cotopaxi, from Australia. The Right Hon. Mr. Gladstone has gone to Windsor Castle as the guest of the Dean. Several masked men shot Mr. Boyd, Crown Solicitor, and his two sons yesterday, at Kilkenny. The former is dying, one of the sons is in a precarious state, and the other is slightly wounded. August 10. Mr. Boyd’s son died from the effects of the wounds received in the attack made by masked men at Kilkenny. Several arrests have taken place in the neighborhood in consequence of the murders. Athens, Aug. 9. Extensive war preparations are being carried on by Greece. The European Powers acquiesce in the mobilisation of the army. Constantinople , Aug. 10. The Turkish Government has resolved: upon negotiating direct with the Great Powers in regard to the rectification of the Greek frontier. Constantinople, Aug. 9. :; In consequence of the refusal on the part of the Albanians to cede Dulcigno, Hasseim Pasha, with 2,000 Turkish troops, has been ordered to proceed thither for the purpose of enforcing surrender. New York, Aug. 9. Dr. Tanner, who fasted forty days, which left him in a very emaciated condition, is now rapidly recovering. Calcutta, Aug. 7. It is announced that Abdul Rahman Khan, the new Ameer of Oabul, will receive four lacs of rupees (L 40,000) from the Indian Government. Abdul Rahman’s, party at Cabul is said to be daily increasing in strength.

AUSTRALIAN. (Ratter’s Telegrams.) h Melbourne, An g. 9. The following, are the acceptances for the Melbourne Cup ; Mata, Napper Tandy, Columbus, Zambesi, Bee, Stag, Terrific,. Riverton, Chatterer, Aspen, ABO, Adventurer, Kinsman, Gloster, Woodlands, Imperial, Chatterbox, Sir Joseph, Latrobe, Lord Harry, Star of the West, British . Workman, Faublas, Lothair, Robbie Burns, Cynic, Pimpampa, Stockbridge, Trevallyn, Euclid, Geide Olgotach, Respite, Yardly, Constance, Progress, South Hamilton, West- . ern Princess, Richmond, and Bosworth. Melbourne, August 10. Mr. Berry addressed his constituents at. Geelong last night. He said he would strictly adhere to his latest views on the reform question, and would introduce a. Bill to abolish plural voting at elections. He proposed to . meet the existing deficit by retrenchment, including 20 per cent, deductions in the salaries of Ministers, future Governors, Judges, and Civil servants. The police department will be reorganised. The existing deficiency is L 648.000, including selectors’ rents, L 502,000, leaving an actual deficit o t L 146,000, which would be further reduced by the adjustment of accounts. Only a moderate increase of taxation would be , necessary. The Ministers being opposed in re-elec-tion are Messrs. Berry, Yale, Williams, and Richardson. The libel action against Punch has been settled. , The steamship Durham will go direct to Lyttelton on her next trip from Eng- ■ land. Melbourne, Aug. 11. M. Soudry, the French Commissioner wounded at the Opera House by the man Greer, is a passenger for Europe by the Garonne. Adelaide, Aug. ll v The Treasurer made his Financial Statement in the Legislative Assembly last night. He showed that the revenue , of the last financial year amounted to L 1,831,000, being L 245,000 below the estimate, and leaving a deficit balance of L 243,000, exclusive of L 30,000 appearing on the supplementary estimate. He stated the expenditure for the present year at L 2,020,000, and the revenue at L 1,945,000, leaving a deficit of L 175,000, i which will be covered by new taxes. The latter, however, will be deferred in j ; view of the elections, which will shortly take place.

Hobart Town, Aug. 11. The Tasmanian Parliament was opened yesterday by the acting Governor, who, in his speech on the occasion, announced what measures would be prepared for the increase of taxation, with a view to augment the revenue.

INTERPROYINCIAL.

(Per Press Association.) Dunedin, Aug. 11. O’Brien struck a payable reef of gold in deep land on the Waipari flat on Saturday. A number of claims of the aggregate area of thirty-three acres have been taken up. The inquest on the body of Mrs. Young was resumed to-day at Kyeburn, and further adjourned. Several Chinamen have been arrested, but none identified yet. Auckland, Aug. 9. The vessel ashore at Tukuku is the topsail schooner Julia Price. Anchors, etc., are being sent down to get her off. Wellington, Aug 11. The funeral of the late Mr. George Hunter, took place this afternoon, and was largely attended. The principal places of business were closed as a mark of respect to the deceased. His Excellency’s racehorses were landed in excellent condition from the Wakatipu this morning. It is understood that notwithstanding Sir Hercules departure from the colony, the horses will perform at the Canterbury meeting. Blenheim, Aug. 11. Late this aflernoonone of the Vernon run hands reported to the police that he had found the body of a man on the beach, eleven miles from Blenheim. He could form no opinion as to whether he had been a seafaring man, or had been washed down the Awatere river. Timaku, Aug. 27.

The reports submitted at the annual meeting of the South Canterbury Jockey Club last evening showed receipts for the year amounting to L 1,364 and that the financial position of the Club is satisfactory.

Four men were excavating clay at a brick-yard near the town this morning, when a heavy fall of earth took place and two of them were completely buried. They were immediately dug out by their comrades, and Dr. Hogg, who happened to be at hand, pronounced their injuries so slight that their removal to the hospital would not be necessary. Invercargill, August 10.

The L 20,000 loan has been carried. There were 641 ratepayers for, and thirtyone against the loan. Major-General Davidson having recommended in his report that Government should encourage the formation of rifle clubs, the Invercargill club applied for a remission of the duty on rifles and amunition it is importing. A reply has been received to the effect that Mr. Seed had no legal authority to remit the duty, and Mr. Bryce declined to allow it to be remitted. The sawmillers meeting adopted reasons for dissenting from the Railway Commissioners’ recommendation regarding the increase of timber freight. A slight counter agitation in favor of increased rates is being got up by people interested in the Bluff and coastal trade, which would regain traffic in the event of a rise on the present railway freight, which has certainly given a great impulse to industry. Timber is now going in small lots to all parts of the Middle Island. Previously it was filtered through about four firms in Dunedin.

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TELEGRAPHIC. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 138, 12 August 1880

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